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Degree Plan

Core Curriculum

10 - Communication – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Life and Physical Science – 6 semester hours

  • Life & Physical Science (corresponding lab recommended)
  • Life & Physical Science

* 7 semester hours of life & physical is recommended in core. Taking the corresponding lab is encouraged with core 30 classes. Although not required to complete core, labs are necessary to fulfill BS major degree requirements. All science coursework must be intended for science majors for the BS Computer Information Science program. 

40 - Language, Philosophy & Culture – 3 semester hours

  • ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, HUMA 1301, PHIL 1301, PHIL 1303

50 - Creative Arts – 3 semester hours

ARTS 1310, COMM 1335, MUSI 1306, or DRAM 2366

60 - American History – 6 semester hours

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2325, HIST 2381

70 - Political Science – 6 semester hours

PSCI 2305

PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

ANTH 2346, CRIJ 1301, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, GEOG 1300, PSYC 2301, TECA 1318

90 - Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

SPCH 1315, 1321

COSC 1301 or COSC 1336 & 1136

Computer Science Major Requirement

BS Program Requirements – 8 semester hours

ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
SPCH (CORE)
COSC (CORE)
Natural Science w/ Lab – 11 total s.h. Natural Science(2 labs).

*11 hours of science must include 2 labs; core 30 science may be applied toward 11 hours of science needed to satisfy BS Program Requirements. 

Students must choose from of the following courses as all core curriculum and general program science coursework must be intended for science majors:

  • BIOL 1306/1106 Biology I for Science Majors 
  • BIOL 1307/1107 Biology I for Science Majors 
  • CHEM 1311/1111 General Inorganic Chemistry I 
  • CHEM 1312/1112 General Inorganic Chemistry II 
  • PHYS 1301/1101 College Physics I
  • PHYS 1302/1102 College Physics II 
  • CHEM 2307/2107 Introductory Biochemistry
  • CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II
  • BIOL 2301/2101 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2302/2102 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL BIOL 1322 Nutrition
  • BIOL BIOL 2320/2120 Elementary Microbiology

 

General Requirements – Lower Division – 16 semester hours

COSC 1336/1136 – Programming Fundamentals I
COSC 1337/1137 – Programming Fundamentals II
MATH 2413 – Calculus I
MATH 2414 – Calculus II

General Requirements – Upper Division - 15 semester hours

COSC 3317 – Object Oriented Programming and Design
COSC 3331 – Data Structures and Algorithms I
COSC 3333 – Data Structures and Algorithms II
COSC 4339 – Telecommunications and Networks
MATH 3362 – Discrete Structures

Computer Science Major Concentration Requirements – 30 semester hours

COSC 3332 – Computer Organization and Architecture
COSC 4320 – Software Engineering
COSC 4336 – Database Systems
COSC 4337 – Operating Systems
COSC 4331 – Structure of Programming Languages
COSC 4350 – Information Security, Privacy and Ethics
MATH 3391 – Probability and Statistics
COSC 3335- Introduction to Theory of Computation
COSC 4341 - Internet Computing 
COSC 4360- Senior Project

UD COSC or Math Electives and/or Minor – 9 semester hours

UD COSC or MATH Elective (excluding COSC 3325 & 4305)
UD COSC or MATH Elective (excluding COSC 3325 & 4305)
UD COSC or MATH Elective (excluding COSC 3325 & 4305)

Notes

s.h. = semester hours
LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.
Computer Science majors must receive a grade of C or higher in all COSC, GMNG and MATH courses, including prerequisites.  Any course in which a student receives a D, F or W must be repeated.